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Bewildering Stories

Special Holiday Issue, December 2004

Semi-Annual Retrospective:
Editors’ Choices from Issues 105-125

All titles are links.

Year’s end typically brings retrospectives of all sorts and New Year’s resolutions. Bewildering Stories joins the fun with this special, unnumbered issue. We’ll resume our regular schedule with issue 129 on January 3, 2005.

This issue collects the editors’ favorites published since our Second Anniversary Retrospective, which ended with issue 104. New readers will have a sample of what Bewildering Stories has been doing; veteran readers will have the chance to catch up on anything they may have missed.

All serials must have concluded at some point in issues 105-125 in order to qualify. Tables of contents can be found in the authors’ bibliographies. Serials and short stories are listed together under prose fiction.

Novels | Prose Fiction | Flash Fiction | Poetry | Essays | Articles
Review Articles | Letters | Reading Room | Editorials
Novels euhal allen, The Bridge, book I: conclusions by Katherine Allen ; euhal allen ; Karlos Allen
Tala Bar, Gaia, chapter 4: The Lake, part 3 (note)
euhal allen, George the Jar
Lou Antonelli, I Got You
Rick Badman, Ratburgers
Paul Cronin, Hector’s Walk
Joel Gn, Mindfield ; Roxanne
Hungry Guy, Cell Division
Sean Hower, Into the Burbs
Steven Francis Murphy, Tranquility Lost
Nicolás Padrón, Thirteen
Roberto Sanhueza, Bogey Man
A. R. Yngve, Sins of Our Fathers
long titles
Byron Bailey, A Pink Shadow ; Hoosier Steaks
Jörn Grote, The Sum of Our Lives ; Home, to the Sea
Michael C. Hansen, Gnart Moves up in Hell ; Eaten by the Overlords
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, It Can Play Dead, Too!
Kenneth Mark Hoover, The Engines of Manta-Geth
Thomas R., What’s New at the 2096 Olympics
Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Last Oil Well
Delo White, A Wild, Ill-Tempered, Bowlegged Woman
Viacheslav Yatsko,
    Two Days in the Life of Alex Lavrov, an Average Russian
Adriana Alarco de Zadra, The Blue Balloons
Byron Bailey, Parchment  ; Necklace ; Baal Hammon Ponders the Third Punic War
Poetry euhal allen, If Ants Were Blue Roberto Sanhueza, I Dream of Oceans
  Fermín Moreno González, The Hermit
Gillian Marshall, Devil’s Playground
Steven Francis Murphy, Mars, One Each
Michael Murry, They Also Serve ; Dragon’s Teeth ; Bread and Circuses ; Ebb and Flow ; Lies, Damned Eyes, and Statistics
Essays Byron Bailey, Everymutt versus Bilbo
Deep Bora, Beyond Death
Rick Combs, The Darker Side of Writing
Steven Utley, Welles and Borges: Two Dreams
Articles Kevin Ahearn, Roswell Revealed
D. A. Madigan, Heinlein: the Man, the Myth, the Whack Job
Roger Webb, Fusion Power and Nuclear Weapons
Review Articles Jörn Grote, John C. Wright’s Golden Age Trilogy
Mark Koerner, Robinson Crusoe : After the Blast
Don Webb, Isaac Asimov’s The End of Eternity ; Karen Armstrong’s The Battle for God

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Letters Joel Gn, Turning 21 in Singapore Michael Murry, Gaelic bardic verse
The Reading
Jerry Wright reviews Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn — winner of the Canada Governor General’s award for children’s literature in English, 2004
Editorials Jerry Wright, Ill-Mannered Maniacs ; Letters and Such ; What Do We Think We’re Reading? ; Building Stories ; Price of Cheese ; Price of Cheese, cont’d ; Adult
Notices Ian Donnell Arbuckle’s Made It Way Up is now available as a single package on line.

In Times to Come

One of our Big Projects is taking shape. If all goes well, the long-desired index of reviews will come on line in January. Our next Big Projects: reformatting Cyrano’s The Other World and modernizing earlier issues. Meanwhile, Bewildering Stories wishes you a happy holiday season in the manner of your custom and choice, and a happy New Year.

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Please write!

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